About Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
Model UN not only involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development of skills useful throughout their lives – skills including research techniques, writing, public speaking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, compromise, and cooperation.
About the SVS Model UN Team
The SVS Model United Nations Team is open to students in grades 9-12. Each year, 15-25 students are selected from all applications submitted. The SVS Model UN Team has been selected to represent South Africa at Harvard Model United Nations in Boston from January 30 - 30, 2019.
For more information about Harvard Model United Nations visit http://www.harvardmun.org.
The SVS Model UN team meets weekly after school from October through January. Weekly meetings are designed to prepare SVS's delegates to participate in assigned committees at the conference. Preparation includes: training in United Nation Parliamentary Debate procedure; review of the history and current state of international affairs of Saudi Arabia; preparation to represent Saudi Arabian interests on special committees. In addition, team members will identify and execute fundraising initiatives to help defray the costs of participating in this conference.
For the 2019-20 school year meetings will be held on Mondays after school from 2:30-4:00.
Student Dress Code
Students are required to dress in business attire for the four-day conference.